Do Something Good for Your Neighbor
At Holy Trinity, our faith and Ignatian tradition call us to build a more just world that upholds dignity, equality and access to social and economic opportunity for all. During this unprecedented time, the needs of our local and international community continue. We have provided ongoing opportunities from our social justice volunteers and partners. To explore additional opportunities for individuals and families, please refer to our 2021 Fall Volunteer Guide.
Holy Trinity Partner Projects
September Direct Service: City Blossoms
September 25, 10am-1pm
This community workday is part of a series of maintenance days to help re-establish the Girard Children's Garden. Volunteers will convene within the space to do a quick introduction with staff members. Tasks for this day will include installing new infrastructure, pathways, and signage; planting seeds and seedlings; and re-establishing some of our favorite kid-friendly sections within this garden. Built in 2008, Girard Children’s Garden is City Blossom's oldest Community Green Space. This garden is located within Girard Park, in Columbia Heights, and serves as a space for free Open Time programming, service-learning opportunities, community celebrations, and so much more! Sign up
2021 Community Support Wish List
Each week we receive requests from individuals and partners for support. The Amazon wish list identifies the current requests. Items may be dropped off at the parish center during business hours (8:30am-4pm) or shipped to the Social Justice Ministry, 3513 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007. Thank you!
2021 Community Support for Migrant Families
Thank you for supporting our migrant families. We began this partnership with our families in an effort to build upon the food bank contributions. However, the families and the family liaisons have shared that these donations from Holy Trinity are enabling them to eat healthier with more greens and proteins.
Donations would need to be dropped off at Holy Trinity before Wednesday at 10am. Items may be left in advance and stored in the freezer and refrigerator. Sign up
At the request of our SOME, we will continue to provide snack bags and other items needed. Consider inviting your neighborhood, your sports team (inspired by Capital Lacrosse!), or your child's classroom to join in the giving. Fall Sign Up. The collection schedule is below:
September 18: Snacks and Underwear (new for women and men)
October 16: Snacks and socks (new for women and men)
November 20: Snacks and new/gently used athletic shoes (for men and women)
December 18: Snacks and new/gently used winter coats (for men and women)
Volunteer with the Migrant Team
The team is setting up a database of "experts" in different areas (legal, food, etc.) who can collect the DMV programs and resources available to migrants. Mary McCabe and Marianne Borelli will start as our experts on healthcare. We are looking for other volunteers to dig into resources regarding: Food, Housing, Employment, Legal, General Benefits/Caseworkers (LSS, HIAS, etc.). Learn more.
Knitting for Kino Club
Knitting is a fun and creative outlet, and it is known to reduce stress and increase literacy. Now is a great time to start a new hobby or dust off your knitting needles to make baby blankets for our friends at the border. As border policies have shifted over time, we've seen more and more single moms and families at the Kino Border Initiative - and sometimes these are very young moms with infants or babies. The blanket you are making will keep one of these children warm on a cold desert night or on a long bus ride. Please send completed blankets to the Attn: Joanna Williams, Kino Border Initiative, 81 N Terrace Avenue, Nogales, AZ 85621.
Chickens for Christ House
Christ House serves nutritious meals to their patients three times a day. They are running low on chicken and are asking for support. Please consider donating chicken, fresh or frozen- the whole chicken or broken down (breasts, drumsticks, thighs or ground meat). Drop off your donation during business hours at 1717 Columbia Road, NW or email Hannah Stanke, Community and Volunteer Engagement Manager.